BNZ has won the ‘Canstar Small Business Bank of the Year 2018’ Award, in recognition of its passion to support small businesses that power New Zealand’s economy.
Chief Executive Officer Angie Mentis said that winning the ‘Canstar Small Business Bank of the Year 2018’ was a ‘great acknowledgment of BNZ’s continued commitment to delivering the exceptional service, products and support that small business customers deserve.’
Small businesses need more than just a traditional bank, she said.
“They need a trusted partner that can help them navigate an increasingly complex environment, and a partner that takes the time to understand their ambitions to grow and succeed. Small businesses are the unsung heroes of the New Zealand economy – making up 97% of all enterprises and employing nearly a third all of New Zealanders,” she said.
Passion for Small Businesses
Having grown up in a small business family I am a passionate believer in the need to continually provide the tools and services to help them focus on being successful. Every one of them is unique and no two owners need the same support. BNZ is exceptionally well placed to help,” Ms Mentis said.
She highlighted three areas where BNZ works to help their small business customers succeed.
“Good support, information, and advice you can trust is critical. Over and above that, we know small businesses need to connect with each other to learn, seek inspiration and create new opportunities. BNZ Connect speaking events: providing businesses with co-working spaces and our Community 101 initiative that gives business owners a place to get work done, hold meetings, and meet other owners, are all part of creating an environment for success,” Ms Mentis said.
About the Award
The Award is based on research conducted by Canstar, which assesses loan products, banking facilities, relationship managers, support services, business insights, education, advice and other services in making their decision.
BNZ has won the Canstar ‘Bank of the Year: Small Business’ seven times in the last eight years.
Photo Caption: BNZ has won the Canstar Bank of the Year: Small Business Award’ seven times in the last eight years. (Image from BNZ website)